According to the most recent crime statistics available from the FBI, Virginia tallied 20,018 burglaries in 2016, along with 4,803 robberies and 126,606 instances of larceny/theft. Experts at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University state that overall, the data from the FBI show a decrease in the crime rate for the 15th year in a row. The downturn can be partly attributed to an increased awareness on the part of businesses and individuals about the need for robust security measures to protect their persons, property and assets. Two trends that correspond with the reduction in crime include the growing use of video surveillance on commercial and residential properties, and the increased presence of armed guards at places of business and institutions such as schools and hospitals.
Maryland Security Professionals is a full-service security company providing armed guard services in Virginia and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Armed Guards Virginia
Maryland Security Professionals provides armed guards in Virginia. Our veteran armed guards are each highly-skilled with at least 10 years of on-duty law enforcement experience or equivalent military training. They are trained to de-escalate and use weapons only as a last resort.
Armed security services are available for the workplace, commercial properties, schools, communities, and even personal (bodyguard) security.
In addition, they are available for 24-hour duty to handle situations such as:
- Crisis management
- Theft protection
- Workplace violence
- Employee terminations
- Office facility security
- Construction site security
- Special event security
Virginia Fire Watch Services
One of the unique services we provide to companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and Virginia is fire watch services. Our fire watch employees are off-duty professional firefighters with exemplary qualifications and unmatched real-world experience. This is an ideal service for buildings that have struggled with fire alarm failure or businesses that are currently installing a fire protection system.
In addition, if you require cold weather plumbing monitoring in new or old construction, we can supply equipment for temperature monitoring to prevent costly repairs resulting from freezing pipes.
Call Us for Virginia Armed Guard Services
Based in Annapolis, Maryland Security Professionals stands ready to partner with you in your efforts to protect your employees, customers and places of business. Contact us today about our armed guard and other security services in Virginia and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region. Let us help you do your part to lower the crime statistics in your state!
- S. News & World Report, “10 Safest States in America,” https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/slideshows/10-safest-states-in-america
- Facility Executive, “The Pros and Cons of Managed Armed Guard Services,” https://facilityexecutive.com/2014/10/managing-security-services/